10-man Saints move out of relegation zone
- Ten- man Southampton produced a fine second-half rearguard display to beat Leicester City 2-1 and move out of the Premier League's relegation zone.
Nampalys Mendy's clumsy foul on Shane Long allowed James WardProwse to drill home the opener from the penalty spot in the 11th minute, ending a run of four league visits to the King Power Stadium without a goal four Southampton.
Yan Valery was sent off shortly before Long double the lead in firsthalf injury-time, but a much-improved Leicester halved the arrears through Wilfred Ndidi just before the hour.
Ralph Hasenhuttl's side faced relentless pressure from thereon in, but Southampton held firm for a crucial three points – their first away top-flight win at Leicester since 2001 – that lifted them out of the bottom three.
Leicester, dumped out of the FA Cup by fourth-tier Newport County last week, remain seventh.
Stuart Armstrong had threatened twice by the time Ward-Prowse thumped a penalty high and left of Kasper Schmeichel after Mendy recklessly dragged Long to ground.
Leicester were all at sea but nearly levelled when James Maddison's free-kick fell for Wes Morgan, who was denied on t he l i ne by Jan Bednarek.